Ashura is held on August 18. It is a major festival for Shia Muslims and commemorates the martyrdom at Karbala of Hussein, a grandson of the Prophet. This event in the second decade of the month august is annual.
Afghan Independence Day on August 19 (olso Jeshyn-Afghan Day. Commemorates the Treaty of Rawalpindi in 1919, granting independence from Britain);
Baloch-Pakhtun Unity Day on August 31 (Balochs and Pashtuns, International observance);
The Prophet's Birthday or Mawleed al Nabi on October 28 (or Mawlid al-Nabi. There is not a single verse in the Qur'an OR a Hadith of Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) forbidding the celebration of Prophet's birthday);
Chavang Kut on November 1 (Mizo people of Northeast India, Bangladesh, Burma);